Eggert Þór Kristófersson appointed CEO of Landeldi

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Landeldi’s Board of Directors has appointed Eggert Þór Kristófersson as the company’s CEO.

Kristófersson worked from 1995 to 2008 at Íslandsbanki and Glitnir Bank. He served as the managing director of Glitnir Bank’s asset management in Iceland and Finland. Kristófersson held the position of a finance manager of the company N1 (now the listed retail company Festi) in 2011 and later CEO in February 2015. Kristófersson has been the chairman of the board of N1, Krónan, ELKO, Festi Real Estate, Bakkinn Supply Hotel, Malik Supply and Nordic Marine Oil in Denmark.

Kristófersson has a Cand. Oecon. degree in business administration and auditing from the University of Iceland and is a licensed stockbroker. He will assume the CEO position on August 17th, replacing Halldór Ólafur Halldórsson, chairman of Landeldi’s board.

He will assume the position as of August 17th, 2022.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the development of fish farming on land. Landeldi has a solid, experienced staff with great knowledge of aquaculture. I look forward to working with the talent on board, to achieve an even greater excellence in producing a high quality product for export, and obtain a positive environmental impact in the process,” Kristófersson said.

“Eggert Þór is a powerful, experienced leader with ambitious environmental goals. He has had a successful career as a manager of a listed growth company for the last decade, his appointment underlines that Landeldi has ambitions growth plans ahead. Now Landeldi has secured all the fundamentals for building a large-scale salmon farm,” Halldór Ólafur Halldórsson, Landeldi’s COB, added.


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